Large External Fixator-Pelvic Frame

External Fixation of the pelvis can be utilized for the resuscitation of the hemodynamically unstable patient with an open book fracture or as an adjunct treatment for completely unstable pelvic ring injuries. Pelvic external fixation if frequently provisional; more definitive methods of achieving pelvic stability are carried out once the patient has been stabilized.

Large External Fixator-Pelvic Frame

Features & Benefits

Various frame configurations to reduce, fixate and stabilize the pelvis during surgery.

Large External Fixator Pelvic Frame

Supra-acetabular frames

One Schanz screw can be placed in each AIIS and joined either by one curved carbon fiber rod or two straight carbon fiber rods. For greater stability, an additional Schanz screw can be placed above the first on each hemipelvis, allowing creation of a second frame that can be connected to the first.

Large External Fixator Pelvic Frame

Resuscitation frame

One Schanz screw can be placed in each hemipelvis and joined either by one or two carbon fiber rods, depending on patient anatomy.

Large External Fixator Pelvic Frame

Iliac crest frame

The use of three carbon fiber rods allows the frame to be constructed to fit larger patients.

Supporting Documentation


Large External Fixation and Adjustable Large Fixator Inventory Control Form


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Indication Statement

The DePuy Synthes Large External Fixation Systems is intended to provide treatment for long bone and pelvic fractures that require external fixation. Specifically, the components can be used for:

  • Stabilization of soft tissues and fractures
  • Polytrauma/multiple orthpaedic trauma
  • Vertically unstable pelvic fractures, or as a treatment adjunct for vertically unstable
  • Arthrodesis and osteotomies with soft tissue problems; failures of total joints
  • Neutralization of fractures stabilized with limited internal fixation
  • Non-unions/septic non-unions
  • Intraoperative reductions/stabilization tool to assist with indirect reduction
  • Unilateral rectilinear bone segment transport or leg lengthening

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